This collection of essays seeks to imagine critical studies of men and masculinities since Kimmel. What does it mean to study men and masculinities after Kimmel? Since, of course, is a complex word that speaks as much to moving beyond Kimmel, as it does to speaking in the shadow of Kimmel. How do we imagine men's studies and its future after Kimmel?
From the litotes of Old English poetry to the layered ironies of Chaucer, the subtle ironies of the Provencal trobairitz, and the less subtle insultatis of the milites characters in medieval drama, the rhetorical trope of ironia is well-trod territory. However, sarcasmos, the "flesh tearing" subset of ironia, is notoriously difficult to identify in a written text, because it relies so much on the tone of a speaking voice. However, there are instances in medieval texts where the combination of circumstance and word choice makes it absolutely clear that the speaker, whether a character or a narrator, is being unambiguously sarcastic.
The Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) will hold its 56th Annual Convention in Detroit, MI at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton from November 13th-16th, 2014. The informal convention theme is "The Lives of Cites."
The 14th annual Atlantic Center for Learning Communities Curriculum Planning Retreat will be held October 22-24, 2014 at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford, CT. We are seeking proposals for workshops that fall within the general theme of "Full STEAM Ahead!" We especially invite proposals that envision the continued evolution of learning communities, with a special focus on the integration of the Arts and STEM disciplines. ACLC Retreat workshops are designed to be interactive, with the goal of providing workshop participants with practical applications based on solid learning community research and principles. Workshops, or learning exchanges, are offered in a block of 75 minutes and may take one of two forms:
CFP: Asian Literature (Standing Session) at PAMLA 2014 (Oct. 31–Nov. 2) in Riverside, CA
Deadline: Saturday, May 31
Additional papers are sought for multiple Asian Literature standing sessions at the 112th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, to take place from October 31 to November 2 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA.
As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.
The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:
Mississippi State University
Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer
October 20-21, 2014
This year marks the 50th-anniversary of the Freedom Summer Project, which began in Mississippi on June 15, 1964. The Mississippi Project established fifty "Freedom Schools" and registered over twelve hundred African Americans to vote. African American Studies and Mississippi State University invite scholars and students to come to the conference to give papers, present posters or any creative expression on any aspect of the freedom project.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art
The 40th Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Now in its 40th year, the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Museum of Art Joint Graduate Program in Art History & Museum Studies invites submissions from all areas of art history for the annual Cleveland Symposium.
Finding a coin in a street gutter, the protagonist of Charles Reznikoff's 1930 novel "By the Waters of Manhattan" concludes, "If there was woodcraft . . . he was master of a new science, citycraft." Though his sense of mastery is short-lived, the language of his expression points toward a method of grappling with the economic realities of modern city life that aligns with what Tim Armstrong identifies as a conflict between the modern and the inherited.
The 56th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association will be held in Detroit, Michigan at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton from November 13-16, 2014.
The Compass is currently accepting undergraduate academic work to publish for the Spring 2015 issue.
The Compass is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal edited and managed by students in the Arcadia University Honors Program. The journal is accepting papers from all academic disciplines. Submissions must be completed during undergraduate study. We cannot accept papers from graduate level work.
• All papers should be emailed to email@example.com as an attachment in Microsoft Word format.
English Forum: Journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University
CALL FOR PAPERS.
Special Session (Roundtable): 2014 SAMLA Conference (Atlanta, GA)
Today's job market is brutal. The market – starting as early as July and lasting as long as the following June – can be debilitating to one's health (emotional and physical), relationships, scholarship, and teaching. Further problematizing the situation, job seekers are often on the market for more than one year which can lead to fatigue and burnout. Given the exhausting nature of the market, job seekers must have a toolkit to help them survive this trying period.
This roundtable seeks to bring together a diverse range of individuals (different disciplines, backgrounds, appointments, etc.) who have successfully navigated the market in numerous ways.
Cities have the ability to set standards, enforce conformity, and dispense punishment to those living in or around urban areas. This ability creates a distinct physical and psychological urban environment. This session will examine how city structures create urban environments and how they are represented in young adult literature. How do these cities act as a unit? How does young adult literature portray cities and their effects on the environment and characters? How do these urban environments affect character development? Papers might address topics such as the development of urban environments, the role of nature in urban environments, or the effects of urban environments on characters and development in young adult literature.
This panel looks beyond the play itself to explore the many other entertainments of the Restoration and eighteenth-century theater – dance, song, farce, pantomime, epilogue, etc. Presentations might analyze these other entertainments in their own right, or consider how they work with one another and with the main entertainment to create the full experience of going to the theater. And of course there were a number of pleasures in the playhouse beyond the scheduled entertainment--as Frances Burney's Mr. Lovell says, "one merely comes to meet one's friends, and shew that one's alive." So, another fruitful topic of discussion might be the entertainment of seeing and being seen, and the various causes of audience inattention to the players.